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gets its water supply from the annual snow pack. in december of 1988, ktvu's rob roth traveled to the sierra to see the effect that the drought was having there. the drought is turning even fertile parts of nevada into a dust bowl. areas that once had plenty of water from sierra run off and understood ground wells now have none. the drought has become so severe that birds are singing their first vast refuge turn to mud. many must now move on or starve. no one in this state is suffering more from this drought than the ranchers and farmers. most have been barely been able to squeak by with what water they've had. most of these ranches and farms will be history. george warren is a third generation rancher. his family has been raising cattle here for the past three years. the price of hay has gone through the roof. and still he must feed his herd. >> it's tough. you know, you get up in the morning and you're usually ready to go out and do something. what is there to do right now? we do our maintenance work and stuff like that. usually we would be getting ready to get machines ready
. >>> antioch is adding new officers to its police force and ktvu's rob roth is live with the incentives the city is offering. rob? >> reporter: over the years budget cuts meant fewer officers on antioch streets but now antioch is adding to the department by making it more attractive for experienced officers to leave their current jobs and come here. >> reporter: fire arms training this afternoon. the 6 officers are not new law enforcement. he spent the past 13 years as a patrol officer for stockton police department but he sees more opportunity here. >> hopefully i will be promoted. >> he is one of two new officers from stockton. the six recruits were sworn in as police officers today. among themm is a former -- them is a former deputy. he says he could have showsen another large department looking for experienced officer. >> sometimes always bigger is not better. >> reporter: they are highly sought after because they are already well trained. >> they are in a training program for a short amount of time and they are able to make a difference. >> reporter: to help lure experienced office
but the driver was also speeding. today's crash renewed calls to make the roadway safer. ktvu's rob roth tells us solutions may be years away. >> reporter: van ness avenue. >> take your life in your own hands when you cross the street. >> the city agrees, the city identified it as a high injury corridor. 83 accidents between 2008 and 2013. that doesn't include the three people killed here this year. the elderly and disabled complain the lights are too short. some blame drivers. >> most often i see people running the red light. till that is not happening anymore then people will still get hit by cars. >> reporter: some say those on foot are looking at their smart phones and not paying attention. >> reporter: you are wearing your ear buds, do you think that is a good idea? >> no. bad habit. >> reporter: they said the city can make improvements. >> if you stripe like this, you can see that from further away and you know that is a crosswalk. that is not here. it could be. >> reporter: why hasn't more been done? >> the process takes too long. everything takes too long. the system is broken. >> report
city has seen it quadrupled. ktvu's rob roth looks at the push to conserve. >> comsume as lot of water. >> -- consume as lot of water -- consumes a lot of water. we shouldn't be hogging anymore water to keep our lawn green. doesn't sit well with me. >> reporter: they say 2/3 of their water use goes to landscaping and officials say half of residential water consumption goes to lawns. the couple says it makes sense to lose the lawn but it is the responsible thing to do. >> decent lifestyle, at the same time being kind to our environment. >> reporter: they are not the only ones making a change. we called the contra costa county water district who said the number of people ripping out their lawns quadrupled over last year. they have a incentive program that pays $1 for every square foot of lawn. last february 27 people took advantage. this february it is 109 and the month still isn't over. january had similar increases. >> a lot of people going this direction. >> reporter: it needs no water. he says more and more customers are replacing their lawns with it or other designs. >> a lot of peo
on drug addicts. he tells ktvu's rob roth the penalties for possessioning drugs need to be re-- possessioning drugs -- possessing drugs need to be reduced. >> reporter: people say drugs are not hard to find. some days are like a open air market. >> you see people smoking crack a lot. shooting up. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney wants to change how some drug crimes are prosecuted. >> how can we say that what we are doing has worked? it is insane. >> reporter: he says he would like to see most cases reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, including possession of heroin and cocaine. he said it would alleviate prison over crowding crowding and get drug hughessers help -- users help. >> all those people we have been arresting they are coming out quickly and they are reoffending because we are not dealing with the problem. >> reporter: he doesn't like the idea, say it would remove abincentive to clean up. -- an incentive to clean up. >> motivate them to change their lives. >> reporter: he says he has seen it all and doesn't think much of the idea. >> if it is a misdemean
's rob roth is live, people are telling you it will create lot of mess and traffic. >> reporter: right. making way for the new means getting rid of the old and that means that parking garage. tomorrow it closes for good and many shoppers are worried about traffic and parking. >> the parking lot was crowded this afternoon but come wednesday it will -- wednesday it will be closed and rebuilt. it is part of a massive renovation. shoppers are worried about the short term, the inconveniences construction products bring. >> i think it will be a pain. for most people anyway. >> reporter: some shoppers were not concerned. >> i am getting valay parking. -- valet parking. >> reporter: that's right. free valet parking 7 day as week and other parking lots will be open. still that doesn't sound inviting to one shopper who plans to go to another mall. >> it will take me 15 minutes to drive down the freeway but rather than trying to find other parking and get involved in heavy traffic i will go down there. >> reporter: construction is expected to begin monday but signs of change are already here. ma
in other cities. so why are they coming to antioch? rob roth with the answer. >> reporter: these new officers under went fire arms training this afternoon. the six officers may be new to antioch but not new to law enforcement. the past 13 years was spent as a patrol officer for the stockton police department but he sees more opportunity here. >> hopefully some day i'll be promoted to sergeant. >> van is one of two new officers coming from stockton, the others came from b.a.r.t., martinez and the contra cost sheriff's office costa sheriff's office. he says he could have chosen any other large departments actively looks for experienced officers to fill their shortages. >> sometimes bigger is not better. >> antioch is making a concerted effort to recruit experienced officers looking to make a change, often highly sought after because they're already well trained. >> they come on the street, tear in a field training for a very short amount of time and then released on their own able to make a difference in reduced crime in our community. >> the help lower experienced, antioch improved it
in 40 years. ktvu's rob roth was at the meeting. those details, coming up at 5:30. >>> new at 5:00, a showdown in santa rosa. a mall is apologizing after a security guard asked some people to strip down or leave, because their shirts were too political. those shirts were in support of andy lopez, the 13-year-old shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy in october because that deputy thought he was carrying a real assault weapon. ktvu's katie utehs is at the mall tonight. even lopez's mother was there. >> reporter: that's right. we spoke with a family presented who said she was harassed to the point that she took off her shirt, stood inside the mall wearing a thin t-shirt and bra. friends, meanwhile, recorded the whole interaction with cell phones. the parents of andy lopez, the teen shot and killed by a deputy last december, tried to eat dinner at the santa rosa plaza food court monday evening following an afternoon protest at the police station. they say several security guards, seen in this video, told the group they could not wear t-shirts in honor of the teen. the t-shirts have
houses. they are posing a bigger threat when they catch fire. ktvu's rob roth is live from pittsburg with why the situation is so dangerous. rob? >> reporter: this house is only about a-year-old and as you can see there is practically nothing left. firefighters want the public to see the dangers from the homes that grow marijuana. >> here are the charred marijuana plants. in excess of a thousand plants. >> reporter: fire investigator -- >> you can see some of the equipment being used. >> reporter: showed us the inside of a marijuana grow us. for the contra costa county fire protection district the fire inside this house was the last straw. officials say in the past two years they fought 30 fires at grow houses. if they see it is a grow house they won't go in till pg&e turns off the power. >> when they need to escape, everything goes to -- they need out, they need windows. they are trapped. >> reporter: now they will focus on protecting the neighborhood and firefighters want neighbors to look for warning signs that a house could be an indoor pot farm. covered windows and no landscapin
intersection. ktvu's new at 5:00 p.m. ktvu's rob roth is live where work is underway to make the crosswalk there safer. rob? >> reporter: right, frank. he was trying to cross tennessee street here when he was killed in the crosswalk, now his family is hoping to honor him by making the crosswalk safer. >> reporter: from grief comes a ray of light. >> anything for my father at this point. i wish he could have been here. >> reporter: he owns this market on tennessee street. on january 3 he walked across the street when he was struck by a car, knocked to the ground and run over by a second car. both drivers are cooperating with police while the accident is being investigated. >> it reminds me that was the end of my father. i don't want no one to lose their life that way ever again. >> the family wanted to do something to help tennessee street, a street their father loved. the family is donating money with an organization team tennessee to pay half the $8,000 cost of pushing in flashing sign. the city is covering the other half. the signs will be familiar to this one. >> we want to be part of
crime. police arrested the people responsible for shooting an 81- year-old woman. ktvu's rob roth is live in oakland where neighbors are not letting their guard down yet. rob? >> reporter: right. here in the diamond district residents are revived over the arrest -- relieved over the arrest but too soon to let their guard down. >> police arrested four teens, two 16 years old for breaking into a house two weeks ago and shooting an 81-year-old woman who was home. the news was spreading throughout the neighborhood today. >> it is good for me and my wife. we have a child. we are happy to know they are doing things to, you know, find the person responsible for this. >> reporter: the woman is home recovering but said he was very happy about the arrest and credited the police department. >> people should feel free to be safe inside their own home. >> the attorney general charged one of the defended with assault, home invasion robbery and another burglary. >> all of the suspects have a history of theft. >> the shooting is the most high profile of a series of break ins and robbies in a qu
. today the city council approved extending that punting period. and ktvu's rob roth is there and so far, trappers haven't been able to catch any of the pigs. >> pictures of them all across here. >> vicki frequently has uninvited guests in her yard in the area of south san jose. >> there's activity here. >> she showed us these pictures she took last week, and the damage to her steps and to her property. you can still see where the pigs dug up her yard. >> fear for my dog. i do fear for myself. >> the dry weather brought the pigs closer to civilization. wild pigs have been spotted in other parts of the bay area. these pigs were forging in san ramon last year. >> see how this is torn up? >> she has seen a dozen or more pigs at one time and worries about a confrontation. >> i think they are getting comfortable in this environment and that doesn't mean we are. >> when the problem first surfaced last fall, the san jose city council approved a three month ordinance that is about to expire. it allows state approved trappers to capture wild pigs and then kill them. it's a law supported by some e
's rob roth asks health officials why the flu has claimed so many lives this season. >> this is ideal for most people. >> reporter: at this medical clinic at san francisco, doctors say they definitely see more influenza cases this year than last. the california department of public health says 202 people have died the so far this year from the flu. the vast majority from the h1n1 virus. that doesn't include 41 cases still under investigation but still almost double the flu cases reported last year. >> that's a lot compared to especially compared to last year. >> reporter: tomas arragon believes fewer people died last year because the prodominant flu was h2n2 virus which more people have built up immunity to. >> you have a big pool of people who are still susceptible. >>> the death toll includes 39 people from the bay area and four children under 4 years old. scientists will look into whether the current train of h1n1 has become more virulent. the numbers have been tapering off. >> it looks like it's plateaued off for us a little bit. january was the really big upswing for us. >> vacci
counties. santa clara county has the most confirmed deaths with 14. ktvu's rob roth asks health officials why the flu has claimed so many lives this season. >> this is ideal for most people. >> reporter: at this medical clinic at san francisco, doctors say they definitely see more influenza cases this year than last. the california department of public health says 202 people have died the so far this year from the flu. the vast majority from the h1n1 virus. that doesn't include 41 cases still under investigation but still almost double the flu cases reported last year. >> that's a lot compared to especially compared to last year. >> reporter: tomas arragon believes fewer people died last year because the prodominant flu was h2n2 virus which more people have built up immunity to. >> you have a big pool of people who are still susceptible. >>> the death toll includes 39 people from the bay area and four children under 4 years old. scientists will look into whether the current train of h1n1 has become more virulent. the numbers have been tapering off. >> it looks like it's plateaued off for
in the church for more than a hundred years is gone. rob roth town out the church is considering some security changes. >> reporter: midday mass at st. one fast church for porn a century they have been tendering to souls. >> this is my church, and they just -- somebody comes in and does this. >> reporter: san francisco police were dusting for fingerprints around a window frame in a small room behind the church sanctuary of it was here that a stained glass window hung for 106 years until yesterday. >> there were just two hinges here and spaces pg violated, especially a sacred place like this. >> reporter: this is a picture of you meek window it's a german designed rendering of st. one a fast. church officials say sometime yesterday afternoon someone puff taken off the window hinges similar to these and walked off with the approximately five foot tall window. the church just wants it back. >> i don't know who would take it and what they would do with it. i think it would be very difficult to sell it or you know pawn it. >> reporter: they are well- known for allowing homeless people to sle
officers who have been working in other cities. so why are they coming to antioch? rob roth with the answer. >> reporter: these new officers under went fire arms training this afternoon. the six officers may be new to antioch but not new to law enforcement. the past 13 years was spent as a patrol officer for the stockton police department but he sees more opportunity here. >> hopefully some day i'll be promoted to sergeant. >> van is one of two new officers coming from stockton, the others came from b.a.r.t., martinez and the contra cost sheriff's office costa sheriff's office. he says he could have chosen any other large departments actively looks for experienced officers to fill their shortages. >> sometimes bigger is not better. >> antioch is making a concerted effort to recruit experienced officers looking to make a change, often highly sought after because they're already well trained. >> they come on the street, tear in a field training for a very short amount of time and then released on their own able to make a difference in reduced crime in our community. >> the help lower experien
. in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> they're banned statewide, the shark fins that led to a big bust. then, at 10:45, seats for 60,000 people, but parking for just a 3rd of that. the work underway at this hour to get fans to events at levi stadium. >>> storm tracker 2 tracking rain moving into northern california. bill's exact timeline for how it will effect your saturday and the chinese new year's parade. >>> and a reminder can you get ktvu news to go. download our ktvu app and watch all our newscast on your mobile device. and this february, the crowd favorite meatball marinara is our featured $5 footlong. top it with melty mozzarella, green peppers or any of your favorites, on your choice of freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh. >>> less than 24 hours now until an annual tradition in san francisco, the celebration of the chinese new year with the biggest parade outside of asia and the big question is is it going to rain on the parade, and here's the guy who has the answer. >> it's going to be close. you'll see it. i've got the commuter model. at 5:00, frank, the parade's sta
lot were vehicle are registrations and rob roth reports that could be leading to additional crimes. >> reporter: anglic a works in the main office at brookfield elementary school. last week she was victimized twice. >> it was very emotional and frightening. >> she noticed someone pried open the lock in her suv. >> you can see where it's bent. >> the only thing they took was the registration and the insurance, which contained my address. >> her nightmare had only gun. three days later when she arrived at her home on center street, she says she found a huge hole in her front door. not only was jewelry missing but keys to her family's other cars. >> first few days was very frightening for us to spend the night. we had to make special arrangements to sleep somewhere else. she believes burglary is reported to the break-in and since last week, two other school employees and a parent have had their cars broken into and registration stolen twice yesterday. >> the objective of educating our children is important and requires our full attention and all hands on deck, and issues like this can
to weigh in in the meeting starting in just 90 minutes. rob roth reports after speaking with residents and seeing the deplorable conditions for himself. >> aisha jeffrey and 3-year-old daughter showed us their bathtub that barely drains. jeffrey says bath water recently came out of her sink. >> across the walk we saw mold on the wall next to a child's bed. >> it's getting bad. i have my little girl. i don't want her inhaling that mold. >> reporter: in one building the residents complained of cockroaches. one resident showed us where bedbugs got her. about how money has been spent, richmond school board members have become concerned. approximately 500 school aged children live under the roof. >> if it's unhealthy you can't focus. >> reporter: school board president ramsey wants the district to meet with housing authority executive director tim jones. the richmond city manager told us he may call for an audit of the housing authorities maintenance records. >> our maintenance records are showing that we're responding to work orders, we're getting them done all the time in a timely basis.
a staple of front yards, a number of people are deciding to lose their lawns all together. as rob roth reports, there are incentives encouraging people to make a change. >> it consumes a lot of water. >> then take the flagstone path that starts there. >> reporter: this couple put in their lawn just three years ago and now they say they plan to rip it out. >> we shouldn't be using more water just to keep our lawn green. it doesn't sit well with me. >> reporter: the homeowners say 2/3 of their water goes to keeping their lawn green. the homeowners say it doesn't only make sense to lose their lawns but the sensible thing to do as well. >> we're trying to be as kind as we can to our environment. >> reporter: the homeowners here aren't the only one makes this kind of change. we called the water district who told us the number of people who are ripping out their lawns have quadrupled over this time last year. the water agency has an incentive program that pays $1 for every square foot of lawn that is replaced with low water using landscapes. last summer 47 people took advantage. this summer
, a number of people are deciding to lose their lawns all together. as rob roth reports, there are incentives encouraging people to make a change. >> it consumes a lot of water. >> then take the flagstone path that starts there. >> reporter: this couple put in their lawn just three years ago and now they say they plan to rip it out. >> we shouldn't be using more water just to keep our lawn green. it doesn't sit well with me. >> reporter: the homeowners say 2/3 of their water goes to keeping their lawn green. the homeowners say it doesn't only make sense to lose their lawns but the sensible thing to do as well. >> we're trying to be as kind as we can to our environment. >> reporter: the homeowners here aren't the only one makes this kind of change. we called the water district who told us the number of people who are ripping out their lawns have quadrupled over this time last year. the water agency has an incentive program that pays $1 for every square foot of lawn that is replaced with low water using landscapes. last summer 47 people took advantage. this summer has climbed to 149. and the mo
hear the stories of the innocent victims. tonight a courageous teenager tells rob roth she's determined to fulfill her dreams despite being paralyzed by a stray bullet nearly three months ago. >> i kind of didn't know instantly. >> reporter: romero says through physical therapy and determination she's able to move one leg this much. >> it's going to take time for me to build up walking around with the braces and walker. >> reporter: she's permanently paralyzed from the waist down but she knows how she could have not been here. >> i am glad that i'm paralyzed instead of not being here. >> reporter: she tell us what happened the night that a bullet went through the wall of her house. >> it went through the house and hit me here. as the two dove on to the floor dominique felt a sharp pain. >> i started to scream because i felt something. >> then something went wrong with her legs. >> it felt like they were going to sleep. the feeling went from normal to going to sleep to i completely can can't feel them. i was panicking really bad. i was saying i can't feel my legs. >> reporter: a few week
. >> rob roth, ktvu news. >>> san jose city leaders are considering a new proposal to get firefighters to medical emergencies faster. today firefighters rushed to get to a biker hit by a truck. firefighters got there quickly. earlier this month the county voted to withhold payments. the council is now considering expanding a pilot program where a two person medical crew responds to emergency instead of four people. >> we can get to more medical emergencies faster, much more efficiently than we can with four or five firefighters in a truck or engine. it just makes time and sense. >> the two person crew is still evaluated but say the four person crew is more effective. >> don't be such a killer. >> reporter: she lost one pet to a poisoned meat ball. why spotting these treats oñ >>> we are back on storm watch tonight as the first in a series of wet weather systems is getting ready to move on shore. ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin says the rain should arrive by mid-morning and later in the day we can expect wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour. ktvu's amber lee is live where she
. john sasaki,. >> david: >>> video of a clerk and a man taking down a armed robber. ktvu's rob roth here now with the video and you spoke to the man who body slammed the gunman to the ground. >> police call what he did heroic and dangerous, at 1:30 a.m. this morning. >> store employee just finished his shut when this man -- shift when this man walked in. he demanded all the money. the video shows the clerk grabs the gunman's arm and enter joe williams. he held him down while the other clark placed the gun on the counter. he was pleading to let him go and he was afraid the man had another gun and subdued him till police arrived. we met him this afternoon. >> i was real nervous but my adrenaline took over and i didn't think twice about it. >> police arrested the 50-year- old for attempted robbery and being a felon in possession of a fire arm. what he did was heroic. >> i have seen and heard of other situations where it turned tragic because people fought and resisted. it is just -- a dangerous incident. >> i am proud of myself. i did a good deed. that is how i look at it. >> he says the bo
take action against an armed robber. all of it caught on video. rob roth spoke with one of the men involved in that, and told us what motivated him to jump in and tackle that would be robber. >> reporter: store employee, joe williams had just finished his shift at the a.m. p.m. when this man walked in, and pointed a gun at the cashier. >> the guy came in and said hey, give me all the money. >> reporter: the video shows the clerk grabbing the gunman's arm. the customer gets out of the way, then entered joe williams in a move worthy of a professional wrestler. williams held him down while the other clerk placed the gun on the counter. he says the gunman was pleading for him to let him go. we met williams this afternoon at the store. >> i was real nervous, but at the time, my adrenalin took over. >> reporter: police arrested michael corbin for attempted robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. police say what williams did was heroic, but don't advice citizens to confront people with guns. >> i have heard of other situations where it turned tragic, unnecessarily, because
on 2 tonight. clerks take action against an armed robber. all of it caught on video. rob roth spoke with one of the men involved in that, and told us what motivated him to jump in and tackle that would be robber. >> reporter: store employee, joe williams had just finished his shift at the a.m. p.m. when this man walked in, and pointed a gun at the cashier. >> the guy came in and said hey, give me all the money. >> reporter: the video shows the clerk grabbing the gunman's arm. the customer gets out of the way, then entered joe williams in a move worthy of a professional wrestler. williams held him down while the other clerk placed the gun on the counter. he says the gunman was pleading for him to let him go. we met williams this afternoon at the store. >> i was real nervous, but at the time, my adrenalin took over. >> reporter: police arrested michael corbin for attempted robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. police say what williams did was heroic, but don't advice citizens to confront people with guns. >> i have heard of other situations where it turned tragic, unn
into how it can make these works of art employer difficult to steal. in san francisco rob roth ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we could soon be shelling out $4 for a gal of gas. energy experts are predicting a 50% hike in prices. oil is flirting with a hundred dollars a barrel for the first time this year. refineries are beginning to transition of summer blends of gasoline. in oakland a gal of gallon of regular $3.62. san jose $3.63. san francisco $3.71 a gal. >>> arborists say trees badly damaged are posing a safety threat in the bay area. the rain may have stopped but trees and brand ofes continues to fall. in san francisco that large branch smashed several cars this morning when it fell over. city workers say the problem is they just can't keep up with calls for service. budget cuts have forced the department to make staffing cuts. in fact in san francisco there are just 5 arborists available to monitor 105,000 trees on the sidewalks alone. >> so it means that we're not able to do proactive pruning hardly at all. we're basically simply responding to requests and because of that trees aren't
. and three of the deaths were on van nesavenue. -- van nes avenue. ktvu's rob roth will have more coming up at 6:00 p.m. >>> fight in a park led to the first killing this year in gilroy. police say after the fight started two other men joined in and at that point someone fired shots. a 68-year-old man was killed, a 34-year-old man suffered life threatening wounds. authorities say the suspects took off in a white car. >>> a diesel spill closed down anomerism on 580 today while -- an off ramp on 580 today while hazmat crews went to work at 7:30 a.m. this morning. one of the tanks started leaking. the off ramp was closed for several hours while hazmat crews cleaned up the fuel. >>> 10 years ago today the first gay couple to get married in california took their oath in san francisco. then mayor ordered marriage licenses. today san francisco is celebrating the winter of love. ktvu's tom vacar is live where there is a large crowd gathered. >>> there are more people walking inside city than walking out. it is going to be a big celebration we will bring you at 6:00 p.m. for them this is a milestone
if they see a house that looks suspicious to call authorities and let them check it out. in pittsburgh, rob roth, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> charges have been filed against a burglary suspect, shot and wounded by a private security guard last week. the guard says he confronted two men after he spotted them haking off with stolen items. authorities say at the time, ward was free on bail in a robbery case from last year. neighborhood residents had hired the security company that the guard worked for. >>> also in oakland, an alert about an uptick in street robberies in the montclair neighborhood. a woman who works there, told us about her frightening experience, but didn't want to appear on camera. >> i looked down, and i saw the ground. i'm so scared. i cannot do anything. >> now the head of the mount claire village authority says if people see something suspicious, they should call the guards who patrol the area. the guards can provide an escort or help if police are tied up elsewhere. >>> a group of san francisco tenants get a reprieve at least for now from being evicted. the owner of a buil
a house that looks suspicious to call authorities and let them check it out. in pittsburgh, rob roth, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> charges have been filed against a burglary suspect, shot and wounded by a private security guard last week. the guard says he confronted two men after he spotted them haking off with stolen items. authorities say at the time, ward was free on bail in a robbery case from last year. neighborhood residents had hired the security company that the guard worked for. >>> also in oakland, an alert about an uptick in street robberies in the montclair neighborhood. a woman who works there, told us about her frightening experience, but didn't want to appear on camera. >> i looked down, and i saw the ground. i'm so scared. i cannot do anything. >> now the head of the mount claire village authority says if people see something suspicious, they should call the guards who patrol the area. the guards can provide an escort or help if police are tied up elsewhere. >>> a group of san francisco tenants get a reprieve at least for now from being evicted. the owner of a building on mar
the flu has claimed so many lives this season. rob roth takes a look. >> reporter: as this medical clinic in san francisco, doctors say they have definitely seen more influenza cases this year than last, and the case says it's seeing more deaths. the california department of public health says 202 people have died so far this yore from the flu. the vast majority from the h1n1 virus. that doesn't include 41 cases still under investigation, but it's still almost double the 106 flu death cases reported last year. >> that's a lot compared to, especially compared to last year. >> reporter: an epidemiologist for the san francisco health department believes fewer people died last year because the predominant strain of flu was the h3n2 virus which people have built up immunities to, unlike the newer h1n1 strain more prevalent this year. >> you have a large pool of people who are completely susceptible, and that's probably one of the reasons we're seeing a lot of cases now. >> reporter: the death toll includes 39 people from the bay area and 4 children under 4 years old. scientists will look into
-deferred. if you want to use $25 worth of you can. taken out penalty free. i would prefer most people do at roth. >> if you have a question for rob to compose the on his face book page. >> the time is 9:21 a.m.. coming up on kron4 morning news. we will talk to inside edition holst debraost deborah norville about what is coming up in the week, of course the super bowl headlines. safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to find big savings on the things you need. just make a straight line to safeway. you'll find huge club card deals perfect for the big game. pizza's a football favorite. digiorno pizza is $3.99. get your snack on. wheat thins and other nabisco crackers are just $1.50 a box. and dreyer's ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> we will now talk with deborah norville was inside edition. we're talking about super bowl and the death of philip seymour hoffman. >> it looks like this is a drug overdose. you can see him on the red carpet with his girlfriend. it was when he did not report to pick up his childre
-- >> 55 employees. >> it is 55. >> minimum wage should be increased. >>> rob portman and chuck todd and jordan roth will be in the house to you take us. top stories from the political playbook. first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill, i think it'snd a nice day today and why joe and mika aren't here. right? the sun is supposed to shine? >> they are at the beach somewhere discussing politics. >>> good morning. a big storm in the middle of the country. east coast you get your february thaw and we need it. we did a little bit of melting yesterday and we will do more today. this storm in the middle of the nation like a spring-like and march-like storm and all of the ingredients. we have flooding and severe weather with it and maybe tornadoes later tonight and heavy snow on the back side. the worst of it is over the top of chicago. you have a snow pack and now you have thunderstorms overhead with torrential rain and a lot of water issues in illinois and chicago. later today the area of yellow a slight risk of severe weather and maybe even a few tornadoes, especially areas of
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